DepartmentsTalbot School of Theology
Biblical and Theological Studies Department
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., John Brown University


Dr. Ron Pierce has taught at Biola University in the undergraduate Biblical & Theological Studies division since 1976, specializing in the contemporary evangelical gender debate, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the OT book of Daniel. From 1986-2001 he and his wife Pat directed Biola's Israel-Palestine travel-study program, and continue to lead academic tours to the Holy Land for local churches. His published books include Discovering Biblical Equality (2005), Partners in Marriage & Ministry (2011), and a commentary on Daniel (2015), along with numerous articles for academic journals. Ron & Pat are active members at the Whittier Area Community Church, with whom Ron is ordained and where he regularly teaches adult classes.


  • Christians for Biblical Equality
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Publications (Selected)


  • "Daniel (Teach the Text Commentary Series)" Baker Books 2015, Ronald W. Pierce (Author), Mark Strauss (Series Editor), John Walton (Series Editor).
  • "Partners in Marriage and Ministry" (Christians for Biblical Equality, 2011).
  • "Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy", Ronald W. Pierce & Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, eds. (InterVarsity, 2005).

Articles, Chapters & Programs

  • “Daniel (Teach the Text Commentary Series)”, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, 2015.
  • “Old Testament Interactive” (OTI Online) computer learning software. La Mirada: Biola University, 1990-2010.
  • “1 Corinthians 7: Paul's Neglected Treatise on Gender,” Priscilla Papers 23/3, 2009.
  • “The Feminine Voice of God: Women as Prophets in the Bible,” Priscilla Papers 21/1, 2007.
  • “Clarity, Charity and Confrontation in the Evangelical Gender Debate,” Catalyst 32/2, 2006.
  • “Barak, a Faith Hall-of-Famer who Followed a Woman's Lead,” Mutuality 13/2, 2006.
  • “Contemporary Evangelicals for Gender Equality” in Discovering Biblical Equality (Downers Grove: IVP, 2005).
  • “From Old Testament Law to New Testament Gospel” in Discovering Biblical Equality (Downers Grove: IVP, 2005).
  • “Conditionality of Covenant and a Future for Israel.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 37/1, 1994.
  • “Evangelicals and Gender Roles in the 1990's: I Timothy 2:8-15: A Test Case.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 36/3, 1993.
  • “The Politics of Mordecai and Esther: Courage or Compromise?” Bulletin of Biblical Research, 2, 1992.
  • “Spiritual Failure, Postponement and Daniel 9.” Trinity Journal, 10 NS, 1989.
  • “Male/Female Leadership and Korah's Revolt: An Analogy?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 30/1, 1987. Pp. 3-10.
  • “Rameses” in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Revised. Grand Rapids: Eerdman's, 1987.
  • “A Thematic Development of the Haggai/Zechariah/Malachi Corpus.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 27/4, 1984. P.p. 401-411.


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